Health & Fit A doctor shares what it's like to take part in a vaccine trial

11:06  22 october  2020
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A Vaccine Reality Check

  A Vaccine Reality Check So much hope is riding on a breakthrough, but a vaccine is only the beginning of the end.Nearly five months into the pandemic, all hopes of extinguishing COVID-19 are riding on a still-hypothetical vaccine. And so a refrain has caught on: We might have to stay home—until we have a vaccine. Close schools—until we have a vaccine. Wear masks—but only until we have a vaccine. During these months of misery, this mantra has offered a small glimmer of hope. Normal life is on the other side, and we just have to wait—until we have a vaccine.

CNN' s Dr . Sanjay Gupta speaks with Sean Doyle, who is participating in a vaccine trial for Covid-19.

This is how you can take part in a medical trial . The government has asked for COVID-19 clinical trial volunteers, as the search for a vaccine continues. "Then it ' s up to the physician to approach the patient, and ask them if they would like to take part .

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Today in healthcare news: A doctor shares her experience taking part in a COVID-19 trial, an inside look at Oscar Health's financials, and the role poor leadership plays in America's coronavirus death toll.

a close up of Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick smiling for the camera: Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH is an infectious disease doctor currently undergoing trials for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH © Provided by Business Insider Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH is an infectious disease doctor currently undergoing trials for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH

I'm a doctor who volunteered to get one of the first coronavirus shots. Here's why I got involved, and what the side effects have been like.

  • Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH, is an infectious diseases doctor and medical epidemiologist living in the Congress Heights area of Washington, DC.
  • She's participating in the Phase 3 Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccine trial, which she signed up for to demonstrate her confidence in vaccine science during a time when "fear and distrust are flourishing."
  • It's been an easy process so far, though she did experience mild side effects like soreness in her arm and fatigue.

Read the full personal essay by Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick here>>

The global risk of “vaccine nationalism”

  The global risk of “vaccine nationalism” A Covid-19 outbreak in one country is a threat to all. What happens if the vaccine race is every nation for itself?The United Kingdom, along with its American and Canadian counterparts, said it was “95 percent sure” that hackers tied to Russian intelligence tried to probe their drug companies and research groups. US officials told the New York Times that Russia didn’t seem to be sabotaging efforts to find a vaccine. Instead, the Russians wanted to pilfer the research, to help themselves speed up their vaccine development.

The NHS wants 24,000 to take part in the Oxford Vaccine Group' s Be On The Team trial , which is helped by National Institute for Health Research funding. Bacteria at the back of the throat can cause meningitis and the study will see if vaccination can stop this happening. The trial will take place in

Phase I Vaccine Trials . This first attempt to assess the candidate vaccine in humans involves a One Phase III goal is to assess vaccine safety in a large group of people. Certain rare side effects might not It would take almost a year to analyze the results and determine whether the vaccine provided

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Here's a comprehensive look at the growth of Oscar Health since the hot health-insurance startup began signing up customers

  • Founded in 2012, Oscar got its start on the individual exchanges implemented by the Affordable Care Act.
  • It's grown to 420,000 members as of the start of 2020.
  • Here's a look at Oscar's enrollment and financial performance from 2014 to 2020.

Read the full story here>>

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A new study finds poor leadership is the reason for America's unrivaled coronavirus death toll

  • In the spring, many countries had high death rates, as the coronavirus circulated around the world unchecked.
  • But in the months since then, most countries took simple steps to prevent disease transmission, and death rates fell dramatically.
  • Except the US: the country has been a consistent outlier in coronavirus deaths.
  • A new study shows just how bad the US lagged behind other rich countries over the summer, in disease control and prevention.

Read the full story from Hilary Brueck here>>

How anti-vaxxers are thinking about a Covid-19 vaccine

  How anti-vaxxers are thinking about a Covid-19 vaccine Vaccine refusal was growing before the pandemic. Then came Covid-19.These words were offered by Barbara Loe Fisher, founder of the largest national organization in the US opposed to vaccine requirements in 2019, long before Americans had imagined the Covid-19 outbreak. Speaking at an event organized by “Crazy Mothers,” a group whose stated goals include bringing attention to injuries caused by childhood vaccines and empowering mothers to make informed health care decisions, Fisher’s comments were meant to condemn state laws that require childhood vaccinations for school attendance and recent state efforts to tighten enforcement of those requirements.

A vaccine trial - and not just any vaccine , but one receiving massive global attention - is put on hold due to a suspected serious adverse reaction. A final decision on restarting the trial will be taken by the medical regulator the MHRA, which could take only days. But until then all international

Mainstream media, for the most part , is biased in its coverage of the current vaccine debate when it Doctors are not unified at all on their positions regarding “the science” of vaccines , nor are they unified in the In this article, I am going to summarize the many doctors today who do not take the most

More stories we're reading:

  • Moderna's CEO is aiming for an emergency authorization of its vaccine by December should it work (The Wall Street Journal)
  • AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine trial in the US could resume as soon as this week (Reuters)
  • The DOJ just slammed Google with a landmark antitrust case, kicking off the largest legal challenge in the tech giant's history (Business Insider)
  • 10 residents at a Kansas nursing home died after all 62 living there tested positive for COVID-19 (Insider)

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For people around the world whose lives have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic, one major development could help make gathering in crowded locations okay again: a safe and effective vaccin e for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Vaccine development is underway and moving at unprecedented speed. Experts, including Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, have said it’s possible that a coronavirus vaccine will be available sometime in 2021, possibly even by the end of 2020. Yet the speed of development has also raised safety concerns for some Americans.

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